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Hasn't pooped in 24 hours user banned
13th Jul '13

Baby is 3 days old. And and since birth he has only had 2 black poops. He hasn't pooped since we got home on Thursday. He is passing gas and peeing enough though. According to my BFing log thing he should of bad about 2-3 poops a day.




So when does this become a concern? My milk is slowly coming in I can tell it isn't in full force but its more milky than colostrum

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
13th Jul '13

If your worried I would call the pedi. Brady pooped every time he nursed until 2 weeks old. Then he started pooping like once a week.

treann79 33 kids; Wisconsin 1190 posts
13th Jul '13

Sawyer went a full day without peeing or pooping, I called the pedi and she said keep an eye on it and if he hadn't gone in a few more hours to call back. He went a few hours later and hasn't stopped since...he's 12 days today! That was the exact time frame tho too and my milk was just coming in. You will probably wake up with lots of milk tomorrow and he will get the milk he's been wanting too :)

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
13th Jul '13

is this your first time breastfeeding? I was just thinking about your induction post so came to find and see how you are!!

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
13th Jul '13

It's pretty normal for breast fee babies to go a while between bowel movements, but I don't know if this would be a concern because of his particular kidney issues. If you really worried you can always give his doctor a call.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
13th Jul '13

I can't believe that I missed you had your baby! Congratulations!!!




I would give his Doctor a call just to be sure since he's so tiny and it appears he has some issues.

F♥K♥R 3 kids; Missouri 694 posts
13th Jul '13

Ours had 2 poops in the hospital and we got home on a Saturday and she didn't go again until Tuesday, she was ebf. She also had jaundice so it was crazy seeing that it was continuing up to 15 but after she pooped on Tuesday it went down to 10. The Dr. and nurses said it was normal as long as they went pooped in the hospital and were getting pee diapers everything was working fine but they are absorbing all the colustrum and didn't need any for solid waste.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
13th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫♥♬:</b>" is this your first time breastfeeding? I was just thinking about your induction post so came to find and see how you are!!"</blockquote>



No, I have always BF and formula fed but I'm trying my very harder to not give any formula. I don't make alot of milk and I always end up caving.




And thanks we are doing well!!

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
13th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" It's pretty normal for breast fee babies to go a while between bowel movements, but I don't know if this ... [snip!] ... this would be a concern because of his particular kidney issues. If you really worried you can always give his doctor a call."</blockquote>



He is having enough pee diapers but they seem real yellow. He won't see the pedi till Monday and I'm hoping he hasn't lost alot I weight or anything. He is always on the boob. Which I'm fine with because I just want to make lots of milk!

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
13th Jul '13

DD only pooped meconium 2-3 times while we were in the hospital (I had an emergency c-section so we were there 3 days) she didn't pee much either. When my milk came in fully on day 4 though she was unstoppable she pooped nonstop and peed constantly. Went through probably 12 -15 diapers a day. Wait until your milk comes all the way in before you get too concerned if he hasn't had a BM by the end of the business day call the pedi and see what they say. If he is peeing though I would say that is good.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
13th Jul '13

I was told it's normal for breastfed babies to go days without pooping. If they go more than five days, you should probably call the doctor, but a day or two isn't a problem. DD has gone two or three days without a dirty diaper, but once she finally lets one go it's big. :lol:

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25513 posts
13th Jul '13

My kids used to poop after almost every feeding at that age....every baby is different though.

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 19002 posts
status 13th Jul '13

Some BF babies can go DAYS without pooping since BM is so good and they digest nearly all of it.

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1411 posts
13th Jul '13

My daughter didn't nurse but about three times the first few days of life (she was on glucose IV) and she barely pooped. Maybe two or three real poops the four days we were in the hopsital. Once my milk came in (on day 3) and when I was allowed to nurse her all day long she started pooping like crazy.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
13th Jul '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♫♥♬:</b>" is this your first time breastfeeding? ... [snip!] ... my very harder to not give any formula. I don't make alot of milk and I always end up caving. And thanks we are doing well!!"


How do you know you're not making enough? I know you said hes not pooping much, but thats normal! as long as he is wetting enough diapers and gaining weight, thats teh best way to know how well your milk is :)